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Series ID10213
Previous System LocationA/61146-A/61150; RSI4875
TitleEstates Files
Parent Series
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Start Date Circa 1/1/1889
End Date Circa 31/12/1966
Date Statement N/A
Date Notes N/A

Files related to acquisition and development of land for agricultural estates;;

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Items Total Items: 5
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Departmental NumbersES - 1, ES - 2, ES - 3, ES - 4, ES - 5
System of Arrangement Organised by estate
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Creating Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
1871Survey Office 1/1/1889 31/12/1966
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Access and Restrictions

Access Category0 Years
Access Procedure 
Agency Now Responsible
Agency ID: 11844
Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy (II)
Restriction DetailsN/A
Regulation Details
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Related Series

Series IDTitleRelationship
14037Agricultural Lands Purchase Files 
5738Estate MapsSome maps in Series 5738 advertise sales of redeveloped estates from Series 10213
13839Register of OffersOffers for estates
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Copyright Status

Copyright State of Queensland
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Information Sources

"Agricultural Lands Purchase Act of 1894"
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This series contains files relating to estates obtained under "the Agricultural Lands Purchase Act of 1894" and its successor "The Closer Settlement Act of 1906".

The "Agricultural Lands Purchase Act of 1894" made provision for the purchase of land suitable for immediate settlement and to facilitate that settlement. Land owners could offer to surrender land to the Crown, and if the land was deemed suitable and a price agreed upon, ownership would pass to the Crown. The land acquired this way became known as estates and would then be subject to survey and possible redevelopment before being opened up for selection.

These files pertain to successful acquisitions and consist of surveyor's field books, plans and accounts, organised by estate. They contain papers and correspondence relating to a variety of matters such as land purchase, subdivisions, school reserves, rivers, swamps, type of soil and proposed roads. Most of the files incorporate detailed maps and plans of the estate. Files may also contain correspondence regarding and involving vendors and selectors.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Series ID 10213, Estates Files
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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